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LMDocherty 12:00am, 8 February 2007
new year's resolution: take at least one picture a day and post it.

goal: take many more than one a day, make them interesting, work on my photography & PS skills, become a much better photographer.

me: fresh from North Carolina via Montana for photography school at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography. Now in San Francisco starting to build a portraiture business again. i love shooting. i love immersing myself in photography. flickr is a fabulous addiction.
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LMDocherty Posted 12 years ago. Edited by LMDocherty (member) 12 years ago
Jan 1st
"stairwell"
stairwell
from the rooftop of my new home in San Francisco
leroyer 12 years ago
Oh, How you're gonna ate me...
You won't be the first one, though.
I'm the mean cop, here.
And so, yes, you'll have to break those into as many messages as photos. Because it's 1 photo/message only.
Yeah, I know...
You're up for a lot of copy/paste.

And by the way, welcome here... enjoy the game.
:)

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[philippe leroyer - the milky bald guru on a day by day basis : too much pleasure for all !]
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Jan 2nd
"remnants"
remnants
New Year's Eve at City Hall. A lot less thrilling than I had anticipated but any reason to dress up is welcome.
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Jan 3rd
"gated"
gated
Taken after my first meeting with the SF Photography meetup. Down by the water at One Ferry Plaza.

*at this point I begin to have the feeling that most shots will be late at night due to procrastination on my one-photo-a-day resolution...
* note to self: get better at night photography. fast.
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Jan 4th
"just your typical geek gathering"
just your typical geek gathering
weekly Thursday night dinner with the Justin.tv crew. Here we have Steve from reddit.com (known through Y combinator) pouncing on the dear justin.tv guys.
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Jan 5th
"oblivious"
oblivious
angry monkey sticker on the stairs towards California St. on Stockton coming from Chinatown. oblivious.
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Jan 6th
"foot fetish"
foot fetish
statue from the Palace of Fine Arts. we were on our way to the exploratorium when I noticed these fine toga-ed toes.
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Jan 7th
"oh drool"
oh drool
Whole Foods always seems to have delicious looking desserts and pastries.
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Jan 8th
"smaller than his shadow"
smaller than his shadow
Sandpiper on the beach at Marin Headlands.
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Jan 9th
"Sunset on the Mark Hopkins"
Sunset on the Mark Hopkins
Windows upon windows at the Mark Hopkins on California St. just as the sun was setting.
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Jan 10th
"Willis"
willis
A completely hairless rat terrier with some serious anxiety issues but with a pretty cute face nonetheless.
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Jan 11th
"can never have too many pics of the child"
can never have too many pics of the child
Another late night shot and cursing myself for making this silly resolution. But this is one of my favorite pictures. My sweet little girl.
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Jan 12th
"more like Creepy the Bear"
more like Creepy the Bear
First night in San Antonio for APA's ImagingUSA. Travelodge's Sleepy the Bear was everywhere! There were Sleepy curtains, Sleepy posters, Sleepy bed covers, Sleepy shower curtain, Sleepy kiddie chairs...

It was a bit much
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Jan 13th
"a lil piece of Texas"
a lil piece of texas
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Jan 14th
"Tanner photography"
Tanner Photography
Tanner Photography from the ATL
www.tannerphotography.com
awesome folks I met at the convention. crazy fun.
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Jan 15th
"city street"
city street
another late night without an image. absolutely pooped from a day of sessions and the expo.
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Jan 16th
"Pirate Party Dance"
Pirate Party Dance
Tanner Photography from the ATL
www.tannerphotography.com
hilarious Annette. I was later impressed by an artistic dance rendition to Those Summer Nights (Grease).
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Jan 17th
"stranded in San Antonio"
stranded in San Antonio
scene: early morning San Antonio, Texas ~30degrees, freezing rain

midnight: pack, decide to stay up since i don't trust myself to wake up after only 3 hours
3am: shower
4am: shuttle to pick me up at hotel - never shows up
5:15am: finally got a cab
5:35am: arrive at airport
6am: when flight was supposed to leave
11:50am: when i boarded the plane
1pm: when plane took off

= dark bags under my eyes from frustration and lack of sleep

I'm so happy to be back home in San Francisco.
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Jan 18th
"my mother's pearls"
my mother's pearls
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Jan 19th
"JA001"
JA001
First paid photoshoot of the new year. Taken at Fort Point by the Golden Gate Bridge, location of famous scene from Hitchcock's Vertigo.
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Jan 20th
"Key Klub: Crossroads of the World"
Key Klub: Crossroads of the World
at least that's what I think it says...
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Jan 21st
"something sparkly"
something sparkly
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Jan 22nd
"All you need is a tambourine and a trident"
All you need is a tamborine and a trident
...and you've got yourself a rockin' party
statue in the middle of Union Square.
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Jan 23rd
"dainty green shoes"
dainty green shoes
i just love this. it's not like most of my photography, but it seemed perfect somehow. got poor reviews from some pools, but i'm still okay with that.
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Jan 24th
"light at Grace Cathedral"
light at Grace Cathedral
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Jan 25th
"spirals"
spirals
taken at a park in Chinatown. this was around the entrance.
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Jan 26th
"silly pooch"
silly pooch
she'll often sleep in this position. for her sake, i cropped above the waist since she tends to show off everything when she's like this.
i'm disappointed in myself since this isn't nearly as good as the other one of her, but i made a promise to myself to post my images...
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Jan 27th
"Majestic Chloe"
majestic Chloe
Second shoot of the New Year. Chloe and her owner, Becky, at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga. A very beautiful location with a beautiful mansion. Beware of the security staff, they get prickled if they see someone with a camera.
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Jan 28th
"Simply San Francisco"
Simply San Francisco
Going for the look of those old postcards of San Francisco. Black and white, a bit grainy, a bit clouded, but with a lot of personality. I love the face looking out the front window as they ride through the steam (fog).
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Jan 29th
"California St. is Alive"
California St. is alive
Posterized image of a picture I shot from my rooftop looking down California St.
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Jan 30th
"Message in Flames"
message in flames
I gave myself an assignment to use candles so I could enter a contest. This has been one of my most popular images. Now I just need another assignment.
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Jan 31st
"someone believes"
someone believes
Stunning stained-glass window at Grace Cathedral
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Feb 1st
'SW Airlines, the Lunar New Year, and LUV"
SW Airlines, the Lunar New Year, and LUV
wonderfully colorful advertisement at the bus stop
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Feb 2nd
"Just a Late Night Snack"
just a late night snack
another self-appointed assignment. yes, i was getting desperate for something to shoot so I raided our medicine cabinet. I even used some of the dog's pills.
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Feb 3rd
"it takes two"
it takes two
Spent a day wandering around Golden Gate Park and visited the Botanical Gardens, Conservatory of Flowers, paddle boats... eventually found our way to the windmill and the beach at sunset. a truly great day
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Feb 4th
"MacDome"
MacDome
At the Justin.tv superbowl party.
Eric Seidel, founder of shoutfit.com, needed a headshot. SuperPhotog came to save the day.
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Feb 5th
"i'm this big"
i'm this big
seriously, i am only that big
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Feb 6th
Police Party
police party
motorcycle after motorcycle of police and red and blue lights out my window tonight. they meet up at powell and california, park in a line, go into a huddle, then leave one at a time back up the street. how strange!
LMDocherty Posted 12 years ago. Edited by LMDocherty (member) 12 years ago
Feb 7th
"argyle"
argyle
ugly, rainy day. but i must photograph. so i go to my window and look down. voila!
I had been in the financial district earlier for a lunch date but it began to rain while we were at the cafe so I wasn't too interested in shooting in the rain while carrying leftovers and dessert back up the hill. and i had been looking forward to shooting that far down California. I never get out of the house.
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Feb 8th
"classy establishment"
classy establishment
another Thursday night dinner at justin.tv. the geeks weren't as interesting tonight.
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Feb 9th
"man's best friend understands everything"
man's best friend understands everything

another rainy day so i wasn't going out today. my apartment had beautiful window light though so i called my dog over and made a series of clucking, cooing, whistling, and peeping noises to keep her attention while standing on a little side table.
msspider66 12 years ago
great shot. She is beautiful

[Ms Spider66]
LMDocherty Posted 12 years ago. Edited by LMDocherty (member) 12 years ago
Feb 10th
"he's really just a big softie"
he's really just a big softie

chinatown festival. everything was red and gold. the guys working in these big dragon costumes were amazing, jumping in top of each other and moving around constantly. i can only imagine how hot and exhausted you'd get after that. they were performing for quite a while. apparently these guys were some of the best of the best. i was thrilled to be out shooting it and i can't wait for the huge chinese new year's festival coming up soon.
*sweet coffee* 12 years ago
Hey,
A lot of photos to catch up on! I really love your jan 28 and 31 photos! Keep posting!
* sweet coffee * candy for the eye
LMDocherty 12 years ago
thanks so much.
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Feb. 11th
"study in bw"
study in bw

my first attempt at nudes. my vision was for b&w with a focus on lines and curves. i found this to be pretty tricky since i was the subject and the photographer in a fairly dark room with no real way to focus correctly. i definitely want to get better at self-portraiture, nude or not.
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LMDocherty Posted 12 years ago. Edited by LMDocherty (member) 12 years ago
Feb 12th
"he doesn't even look at me like this"
he doesn't even look at me with this intensity

a freelance web developer/programmer/UI designer. this is the scene for the majority of the day. of course he will stop on a dime for food or the occasional carnal bribe.

and yes, the reflection is from two monitors.
lramiro520 12 years ago
Just checking out your diary for the first time! You have many wonderful photos! Keep them coming. I'll be back for more :)

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ReeBeckiSupergirl PRO 12 years ago
Fantastic photos! I really thought the nude was great but can appreciate the struggle when one is both the model and the photographer.
LMDocherty 12 years ago
yeah, i had no idea how difficult that would be. i tried to stack some pillows in the same area where i thought i would be so that i could focus. and then sitting still for that long...
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Jan 13th
"juicy"
juicy
I think I went a little bit nuts with the grapefruit pictures. who knew that a grapefruit could be so photogenic? and of course i chose the one with the lamest title for my pic of the day.

thanks for checking me out. it really is neat to know that someone else's eyes have been on your work. and that they like it.

okay, enough babble.
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Jan 14th
"patriotic fluff"
patriotic fluff
What's the pinnacle of patriotism? If you said killing other people in the name of democracy, you'd be wrong. The correct answer is a pillowfight on Valentine's Day. About a thousand people gather in downtown San Francisco to smack each other mercilessly and then nap amongst the feathery remains. What you see is the feathers and fluff blowing up from the war and into the light. The splotches close to the camera are also bits of feathers. The stuff was everywhere! A very fun time.
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Jan 15th
"messenger bag"
messenger bag 1
very cool new photo bags I'm now offering to my clients. i'm so psyched! I ordered two for myself because I shouldn't offer products I haven't tried myself, right?
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Jan 16th
"no peeking"
no peeking
calla lily at night.
LMDocherty Posted 12 years ago. Edited by LMDocherty (member) 11 years ago
Jan 17th
" ~ * ! ** teen girl squad ** ! * ~ "
_MG_8499
16th birthday for the girl mid-right. i followed them around all day as they got a manicure, a pedicure, limo ride, makeup done, and a 20 person dinner at the end of the night at Shanghai 1930. A fun but absolutely exhausting day!
James KEZMAN Photo PRO 12 years ago
Great stream!! I will be back :) Say hello to San Francisco for me!


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Light Image Truth by J. M. Kezman
LMDocherty 12 years ago
Jan 18th
"ikea"
ikea
just a glorious place to be. the hallmark of swedish efficiency. the pinnacle of value, order, and simplicity. ikea, i love you.
LMDocherty Posted 11 years ago. Edited by LMDocherty (member) 11 years ago
Jan 19th
"the doggie in the doorknob"
the doggy in the doorknob
i thought that i was really cool for seeing this in my doorknob earlier. of course i had to bribe the dog to model for me, but i like the result.
LMDocherty 11 years ago
Feb 20th
" ready, aim, ... "
ready, aim, ...
feeling fairly uninspired today. liked the lines and curves. this is a fire hose in the hall outside my apartment.
LMDocherty 11 years ago
Feb 21st
"straight down"
straight down
LMDocherty 11 years ago
February 22nd
"SF Beta"
SFBeta
web2.0 geek gathering downtown
LMDocherty 11 years ago
February 23rd
"welcome to las vegas"
welcome to las vegas
LMDocherty 11 years ago
February 24th
"specks"
specks
chandelier at the Tropicana
LMDocherty 11 years ago
February 25th
"us"
us
oh, barf. i know. a bad migraine made it a very slow photo day.
LMDocherty 11 years ago
February 26th
"neigh"
neigh
spent some time at the Bellagio for our last night in town. this guy was in the lobby. it truly is a beautiful hotel. (with an awesome buffet to boot!)
LMDocherty 11 years ago
February 27th
"slugs in the bay"
slugs in the bay
we leave sunny Las Vegas and arrive at San Francisco to see miserable weather. we return to rail, hail, fog, and dreary, gloomy, blahness.
LMDocherty 11 years ago
February 28th
"chinatown lights"
chinatown lights
LMDocherty 11 years ago
March 1st
"two-faced"
two-faced
fun at the expense of my roommates...
LMDocherty 11 years ago
March 2nd
"Friday's moon"
Friday's moon
LMDocherty Posted 11 years ago. Edited by LMDocherty (member) 11 years ago
March 3rd
"the beautiful couple"
beautiful couple
Chinese New Year Parade at Union Square
LMDocherty Posted 11 years ago. Edited by LMDocherty (member) 11 years ago
March 4th
"how ordinary"
how ordinary
LMDocherty 11 years ago
March 5th
"one grain at a time"
one grain at a time
LMDocherty Posted 11 years ago. Edited by LMDocherty (member) 11 years ago
March 6th
"willie"
willie

a very sweet 5 yr old coton de tulear pup that i met today. he is a hurricaine katrina dog.
LMDocherty 11 years ago
March 7th
"i'm leaving you"
i'm leaving you
LMDocherty Posted 11 years ago. Edited by LMDocherty (member) 11 years ago
March 8th
"evolution of the late night snack"
evolution of the late night snack
i spot it, i size it up, i go in for the kill
LMDocherty 11 years ago
March 9th
"when are you coming home?"
when are you coming home?
LMDocherty Posted 11 years ago. Edited by LMDocherty (member) 11 years ago
March 10th
"blue and proud of it"
blue beauty
www.flickr.com/photos/lmdocherty/391654710/

i love this picture !!

your pictures are really good and you do it like everyday ! how can you do that?? :) fast and beautifull !
LMDocherty 11 years ago
it's quite a challenge to get one a day, but i'm pretty committed. honestly, most days i leave it to the last minute and then have to take a night shot which is a huge pain.
LMDocherty 11 years ago
March 11th
"feel real"
feel real
Meelifluous PRO 11 years ago
You take beautiful photos. . I love nearly all of them!
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Sorry I have not been round more often - good stuff here

CollardGreens: Oops!
LMDocherty 11 years ago
thanks so much. i appreciate your kind words.
LMDocherty Posted 11 years ago. Edited by LMDocherty (member) 11 years ago
March 12th
"just don't know what to do"
just don't know what to do

I really enjoy walking into Chinatown. It's literally the next block over and it always has brilliant colors everywhere not to mention those red lanterns hanging in the streets - those things beg me to take their picture every time. The textures and colors are so beautiful there.
LMDocherty Posted 11 years ago. Edited by LMDocherty (member) 11 years ago
March 13th
"she loves the sunlight"
life is a highway
I went down to the Embarcadero today around golden hour. You should have been there to see the sun streaming through the huge buildings and hitting the trees in the park there. the transamerica building was cutting the sunlight in half and gulls were all around. I couldn't do the scene justice. But I tried.
LMDocherty 11 years ago
March 14th
"he talks with his hands"
he talks with his hands
i was starving and demanded we stop for food. we devoured a pizza at Amici's - even the waitress was impressed. then we went home and had german chocolate cake. a healthy day all around.
LMDocherty 11 years ago
March 15th
"anywhere"
anywhere

and to think we were grumpy about having to go down to the impound lot because our car was towed - for the second time in the past month. you'd think we'd learn the first time. $200+ each time. parking is miserable in our neighborhood; it's not only hard to find a spot but living on Nob Hill makes parking with a stick shift especially tedious. at least we had a car...
LMDocherty Posted 11 years ago. Edited by LMDocherty (member) 11 years ago
March 16th
"water and land"
water and land
wandered around the South Beach Marina today and the weather was beautiful. i had never been before and all of the masts lined up was quite a spectacle. they just seemed to go on like a dense forest.
LMDocherty 11 years ago
March 17th
"Dog Park 07"
Dog Park 07

yes, mine is the one who couldn't keep her mouth shut and tirelessly chased the poor golden retriever.
LMDocherty 11 years ago
March 18th
"kiwi 07"
kiwi 07
fruit is so freaking awesome to photograph. maybe i'll turn my interests toward food photography.
LMDocherty 11 years ago
March 19th
"good sport"
good sport
he hates these but i'm just tickled pink about them. i was laughing the whole time. check out some of the others in my photostream. i think they're a hoot! oh, the things people will do when they really love you...
LMDocherty 11 years ago
March 20th
"4 leaves?"
4 leaves?

a cloudy, foggy, and generally grey day became a beautifully sunny day later in the afternoon. i'm a bit late for St. Patrick's day but I couldn't resist the bright green and shiny water droplets.
LMDocherty 11 years ago
March 21st
"old friends"
old friends
there's a cute park up the street from my house. it's right in front of beautiful Grace Cathedral and usually has at least one or two doggies running around. on this sunny afternoon, i find this old guy and his pooch - they seemed to make such a great couple, completely understanding of each other.
LMDocherty 11 years ago
March 22nd
"Capes for Kids"
Little Fish01
I have finally made a partnership with a local upscale children's boutique, Little Fish. I love the name. I spent the majority of the afternoon shooting the store and different products for her website. In exchange, I get to put my prints on the walls and business info by the register. For this, I'll do whatever she wants.
LMDocherty 11 years ago
March 23rd
"the last light"
the last light
LMDocherty 11 years ago
March 24th
"Could Fish Wear Socks?"
Could fish wear socks?

I took pictures at Little Fish Boutique the other day. I brought back some of the products to photograph them with my DIY lightbox. I really like the light that comes from it but I've got to get myself some mechanic's lights.

Here are some of the itty-bitty socks that I brought home.
LMDocherty Posted 11 years ago. Edited by LMDocherty (member) 11 years ago
March 25th
"some view"
some view
We drove around, south of the city to Pacifica and Half Moon Bay. I was looking for the big houses. We drove back up 280 to Twin Peaks, also stopping to see the houses. It was a grey, foggy day. It billowed in on all sides, leaving an intense gradient in the sky. This is truly how everything looked.
LMDocherty 11 years ago
March 26th
"Are they made from real Girl Scouts?"
Are they made from real Girl Scouts?

those deliciously evil girl scout cookies and their chewy, crunchy, coconutty ways. so good but so bad. FYI, yesterday was the last day to get girl scout cookies, hope you didn't miss out. i have two boxes of thin mints in the fridge - oh so good!
ItinerArts Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ItinerArts (member) 11 years ago
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